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HD Locals: San Diego, CA

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. starchilds

    starchilds New Member

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    Who is to blame for the poor HD picture quality of live sporting events on local channels (San Diego) via DTV. Its only on locals, switch to ESPN, TBS, Sunday Ticket no issues. What can be done short of installing "off air" antenna. This is unacceptable if one is blaming the other. If using antenna, can it run through hd dvr with all dvr functionality?
     
  2. Kdiddy

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    The San Diego HD locals have really gone from suck to blow over the last few months. NFL games are nearly unwatchable with the pixelation/compression artifacts. Funny how the games on the NFL Sunday Ticket channels look considerably better. I can flip back and forth between cable and DirecTv and the picture quality on sports is vastly inferior on DirecTv. I end up leaving it on my cable feed for sports now on the locals due to the poor quality.

    Is this poor picture quality just a case of DirecTv getting carried away with compression rates of locals? Or something else?
     
  3. dan9960

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    When watching the Sugar Bowl last night the HD picture kept looking fuzzy and then snap back to HD quality. Lots of ghosting and pixelation. Today for the Cotton Bowl, on the same FOX channel, it is doing the same thing. No other channels are doing this. All the other channels carrying bowl games are fine. Anyone else seeing this on FOX?
     
  4. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    I see the same issue on my Cox Clear QAM feed, and the LA local KTTV is showing just fine. I believe it's on Fox 5's end, as this type of thing is common with their broadcasts.
     
  5. Skyboss

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    KSWB 69 (Fox 5) is by far the worst, but Channel 8 (CBS) and Channel 39 (NBC) are just as bad at times. I thought it was a DVR issue until I was able to compare the two feeds on Sunday Ticket due to game overlap. I had just about had it and was ready to call for new equipment or an antenna adjustment, but now I know its the programing feed. I'm sending an e-mail to Direct. I think we all should. This is unacceptable. I noticed the problem of a few other programs as well.
     
  6. dan9960

    dan9960 Cool Member

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    Do you have a specific e-mail address? I'll send one too. I watch a lot of sports and trying to watch games on FOX 69 just ruins it. I'm glad they don't have the olympics!
     
  7. Skyboss

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    http://support.directv.com/app/ask
     
  8. dan9960

    dan9960 Cool Member

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    Thanks
     
  9. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    I know DirecTV has now made some changes to the San Diego feeds, has that improved things??
     
  10. spunkyvision

    spunkyvision Godfather

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    Anyone else have a problem with San Diego Fox HD last night during Idol?
    It was terrible between the audio center channels coming out the back speakers and video going to SD. Eventually it was fixed during the show but really annoying.

    Was it just San Diego?
     
  11. trdrjeff

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    Any fellow San Diego DMA'ers have issues with KPBS 15? I seem to get a lot of pixelation issues with it during most every recording I watch. I do not have any where near as many issues with any other local station.
     
  12. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX DBSTalk Club

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    I will pay special attention to PBS and check several recordings I already have. But in general, I have not noticed problems with PBS HD. I'm assuming you are not talking about PBS StdDef.

    The usual problem here in San Diego has been with FOX/69...
     
  13. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    Tonight on KFMB 8 (CBS) "The Big Bang Theory" recorded at 9:30. When I went to watch it at 10; the file showed a 30min show, however no recording occured, just a black screen that went immediately to the "Would you like to delete" popup.

    For the record, "24" on KSWB 69 (FOX) recorded fine from 8:00 to 10:00.
     
  14. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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